Heather Stebbins

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Assistant Professor, Electronic & Computer Music
Phillips Hall, Rm. B-136, 801 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20052
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Heather Stebbins is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music that highlights her fascination with the kinetic and emotive properties of sound. Her music has been performed in North America, South America, Australia, Asia, and Europe by ensembles such as loadbang, Ensemble U:, the JACK Quartet, Dal Niente, Sound Icon, Transient Canvas, Ensemble L’Arsenale, eighth blackbird, and the Riot Ensemble. She has worked closely with performers Carlos Cordeiro, Will Lang, Andrew Kozar, Adam Vidiksis, and Sam Kelder to create highly personal pieces for solo instrument and electronics.

“You Are Not Stone”, an EP released on Not Art Records, features works for viola and interactive electronics. Other recordings have been released on the SEAMUS and Coviello labels.

Stebbins was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and holds degrees from Boston University and the University of Richmond. Her principal teachers include Benjamin Broening, Joshua Fineberg, and Helena Tulve. Stebbins joined the faculty at the George Washington University as an Assistant Professor of Music in 2019. 

Selected Works

what I am not (2017)

ursa major (2017)

QUIVER (2014)


D.M.A. in music composition, Boston University, 2016

B.A. in music theory and composition, University of Richmond, 2009